Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | November 10, 2015

“station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf”

Today’s devotion comes from 2 Chronicles 20:14-19.

“14 Then in the midst of the assembly the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, the Levite of the sons of Asaph;  15 and he said, “Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.  16 Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the valley in front of the wilderness of Jeruel.  17 You need not fight in this battle;  station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’  Do not fear or be dismayed;  tomorrow go out to face them, for the Lord is with you.”

18 Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the Lord, worshiping the Lord.  19 The Levites, from the sons of the Kohathites and of the sons of the Korahites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel, with a very loud voice.”    2 Chronicles 20:14-19.

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“But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear!  Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today;  for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.”  Exodus 14:13.

“23 You who fear the Lord, praise Him;
All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him,
And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.
24 For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from him;
But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.”  Psalm 22:23-24.

“8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9 For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.”  Psalm 33:8-9.

“22 Therefore thus says the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob:

“Jacob shall not now be ashamed, nor shall his face now turn pale;

23 But when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst,
They will sanctify My name;
Indeed, they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob
And will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24 “Those who err in mind will know the truth,
And those who criticize will accept instruction.”  Isaiah 29:22-24.

Which doctrine is more consistent with this:  “station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf” in today’s Scripture and other similar Scriptures?

Other doctrine which is all about man, man’s alleged free-will, and the doing of man?

Or, Reformed Doctrine which is all about God, His will, and His work which accomplishes salvation for us from “Unconditional Election”, “Limited Atonement”, “Irresistible Grace”, and “Preservation of the Saints”, the “U”, “L”, “I”, and “P” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation?


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